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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Very Cherry Red & Green Tablescape

Last week I was able to visit a few tablescapes from Tablescape Thursday, and Tabletop Tuesday and I saw so many lovely fall-themed tables! I can hardly wait to do one of my own.............!

BUT....since I'm not quite ready to give up on summer just yet, I decided to do a very summery breakfast table this week, using some cute luncheon plates I bought earlier this summer at Goodwill, mixed in with some of my other dishes.

I set up this table in the kitchen, since it seemed a more casual setting. A lacy white table runner adds a fresh, summery element to the table. It reminds me of crisp eyelet sundresses or white sheets hanging on the clothesline to dry.
A round quilted light green placemat pairs nicely with my green plates from TJ Maxx. The luncheon plates with the cherries on them were from Goodwill.
'Swanky Swig' tulip glasses carry through the red and green color scheme and are perfectly sized for orange juice.

A small white jug for serving milk or juice.
The white cow creamer, another GW find, works just as well for serving syrup as it does for cream. For those who would prefer a little powdered sugar on their French toast instead of syrup, I have also set out my silver-topped vintage muffineer.

For a centerpiece, I used some faux blooms, loosely gathered; I wanted an informal look for the center arrangement, so that it looked like I had just gathered a few flowers from an obliging field moments before putting them into the vase.
A sweet red gingham checked ribbon reminds me of picnics.
My Oneida stainless flatware, 'Morning Blossom', seemed a fitting choice for this table.
There are also flowers along the top of my large Oneida crystal vase. This pattern/style was called 'Southern Garden'.
I adore these red and white paisley napkins. I found them in the clearance bin at Home Goods.

I even have the perfect vintage apron to wear when I make breakfast!
Bird's eye view.

Green plates: TJ Maxx
Green quilted place mats: TJ Maxx
Cherry luncheon plates: Goodwill
Red and white paisley napkins: Ralph Lauren. Home Goods
Tulip glasses: vintage 'Swanky Swig' Hazel Atlas Glass Co. recent purchase at a local antique store
Cow creamer: Goodwill
White lace table runner: vintage, antique store purchase
Small white ceramic jug: JoAnn's

Thanks for joining me!
Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
and  also Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How pretty. Love your cherry plates, they are so cute. The red and green is so pretty. The glasses with the tulips are lovely and putting the bow around the vase is so creative. Love it all. Thanks so much for linking to TTT Hugs, Marty

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun table! I love your cherry plates, a great find!

A Toile Tale said...

I love the way you echoed the check on the luncheon plates with the ribbon on the centerpiece. Cute!

Scribbler said...

This is so fresh and pretty! I hate to see summer go in a way, but it has been so hot here that I guess I really am ready to see a little fall. But your tablescape is so pretty that I am thinking, Maybe one more?

craftyles said...

Cute table. I love the cherries, swanky swigs and all your vintage touches. Very cheerful!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is so pretty. I love how the cherry plates sort of have a vintage look and match your apron. The colors are so fresh and clean looking. Very nice.

Thanks for your visit!


Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Those adorable cherry plates are from Goodwill?? What a find! You have really shown them off beautifully with the green plates and gingham!

Mimi said...

Love the cheery cherry plates, Katie!

Entertaining Women said...

i really like your precious tablescape. I receive cherry items a lot from friends because of my name. Your balance of colors is so well done. Great eye! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is soooooo cheerful! Love the cute plates and the color combination -- what a beautiful runner -- I also have a couple of "milk" cows -- they're great for the grandgirls and milk on their cereal. This table is precious!